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KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for February 2024:

Classic:
Too often, so-called higher education has meant only the knowledge which will command higher rates of remuneration. … Education ought to be valued chiefly as enabling human beings to realize their highest capacities, and to serve and conserve, rather than to dominate and destroy.
— Mackenzie King, Industry and Humanity, 1918, p. 480.

 

Direct:
The only worthy goal for us as teachers is to help our students exceed the qualifications of the jobs they will take, become more than the institutions of our time expect them to become.
"Becoming rootless by degrees," 1985.

Garden moment for February 2024:

Billlbergia pyramidalis is one of the most common bromeliads grown in Florida. Last December, a neighbor had a jungle full of them that she wanted to get rid of. She kindly let us dig up 54 and transplant them to the garden of our condo community. Half a dozen have already come into bloom.


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